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by Bridget Wright | Published: Monday, June 3rd, 2013
John Beauprez outlasted a tough final table to win the $1,500 No-Limit Hold’em (Six Handed) tournament at the 2013 World Series of Poker.
Beauprez, the creator of poker training site PLO Quick Pro, has had previous success at the World Series of Poker but the $324,764 payday was by far the largest of his career.
The tournament was one of only few Six Handed events on the 2013 WSOP schedule and drew a very strong field with World Poker Tour Player of the Year Matt Salsberg, 2010 WSOP Main Event Champion Jonathan Duhamel and 2013 WSOP APAC bracelet winner Bryan Piccioli all finishing in the cash.
Heading into the final table all attention was on 2009 WSOP Main Event winner Joe Cada who was aiming to become the first Main Event winner since Carlos Mortensen to win another bracelet.
Cada was playing at his second WSOP final table since his Main Event victory but was unable to end ‘the curse of the Main Event winner’ when he was eliminated in fourth position by Maing Loeser.
Eric Blair quickly followed Cada to the rail and after a lengthy back and forth heads-up battle with Loeser Beauprez was finally victorious.
Beauprez said winning his first WSOP Gold bracelet meant everything to him.
“I’ve had this dream of playing heads-up for a gold bracelet a thousand times, but nothing matches the actual experience,” Beauprez said in a post tournament interview.
“It happens really fast and the whole time you are there, it really feels like a dream.”
Although Beauprez said he doesn’t play poker for the money he has some very noble plans on how to spend his winnings.
“I’m going to start a college fund for some family,” Beauprez said.
“I have some nieces I’m very close to and when I was in bed last night thinking about what I was going to do with all the money, I decided I’ll start a college fund for my nieces.”
The 2013 World Series of Poker continues today with only sixty players left in the inaugural Millionaire Maker Event.
by Bridget Wright | Published: Friday, May 24th, 2013
It took only two hours of play on day five of the 2013 World Poker Tour World Championship for the televised final table to be set.
The in-form Daniel Negreanu was the short-stack for the majority of the last two days of the tournament but fell narrowly short of qualifying for the televised final table when he was eliminated by close friend Erick Lindgren.
Negreanu was clearly disappointed but was still able to take home his third six figure cash of the year after winning the WSOP APAC Main Event and finishing fourth in the European Poker Tour Grand Final Main Event.
All eyes will be on Lindgren when the televised final table kicks off later tonight.
Not only is the thirty-six-year-old attempting to join Gus Hansen and Carlos Mortensen as the only players to have won three World Poker Tour titles but the first place prize of $1,150,297 is sure to help pay off some of the gambling debts that saw Lindgren end up in a rehab clinic for gambling addiction at the end of last year.
Lindgren (3,355,000) is currently sitting in second place behind chip leader Chino Rheem who holds 5,495,000 in chips.
Rheem has a wealth of final table experience in the world’s biggest tournaments after finishing seventh in the 2008 World Series of Poker Main Event and winning the $20,000 six-handed no-limit hold’em event in the Epic Poker League.
Lindgren isn’t the only former World Poker Tour champion at the table with Jonathan Roy holding 1,900,000 in chips.
Roy won the World Poker Tour Montreal event at the end of 2012 and won the € 2,000 No Limit Hold’em 8 Max Turbo Bounty at the 2012 European Poker Tour Grand Final.
This is Roy’s second major final table of the year after he finished fourth in the 2013 Pokerstars Caribbean Adventure Main Event.
Rounding out the final table are David Peters (1,085,000), Brandon Steven (1,210,000) and Matt Hyman (1,560,000).
All three are experienced tournament poker players who have all cashed for large amounts at the World Series of Poker, making this one of the toughest final table fields in the history of the World Poker Tour.
You can stay up to date with all the action from the final table here at Poker.com.
by Bridget Wright | Published: Monday, May 20th, 2013
The 2013 World Poker Tour World Championship is underway at the Bellagio Casino in Las Vegas.
With a $25,000 buy-in the WPT World Championship always draws an elite field and this year is no different with some of the biggest names in poker aiming to become WPT Champion.
Setting the early pace is Will Failla who finished the opening day as chip leader with 276,000 in chips closely followed by Jonathan Kamhazi (273,300), Mike Linster (269,000) and Jeffrey Ishbia (255,000).
Also well placed is Marin Rettenmaier who is aiming to become the first player in World Poker Tour history to win back-to-back World Championships.
Rettenmaier was always in the thick of the action and finished the session in ninth position with 222,000 in chips.
The in-form Daniel Negreanu, Big One For One Drop winner Antonio Esfandiari, veteran Barry Shulman and the controversial Erick Lindgren were some of the bigger name players to finish the day in a comfortable position.
Not so lucky were Jeremy Ausmus, Kai Change and Tony Gargano who hit the rail before the end of the day but have the opportunity to get back in the tournament with reentry available until the end of level eight.
World Poker Tour Player of the Year leader Matt Salsberg finished the day as the short stack with only 15,300 in chips but is expected to reload if he is eliminated early on day two while GPI World Number One Jason Mercier will enter the tournament today.
The first prize payday is expected to be in excess of $1 Million and all players are looking to join names such as Tuan Le, Carlos Mortensen, David Chiu, David Williams and Scott Seiver on the World Poker Tour World Championship honor roll.
We will keep you up to date with all the action from the WPT World Championship here at Poker.com.
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by Bridget Wright | Published: Monday, February 25th, 2013
Vladimir Bozinovic won the World Poker Tour Baden €3,300 Main Event on Sunday, denying Marvin Rettenmaier his third World Poker Tour title.
Rettenmaier entered the final table of the event looking to join Gus Hansen and Carlos Mortensen as the only players to achieve three career victories on the World Poker Tour but fell short when he was eliminated in fifth place by Kimmo Kurko.
Bozinovic took advantage of Rettenmaier’s early departure to dominate the concluding stages of the final table and take home the first place prize of $271,258, including a $25,500 entry to the WPT World Championship.
The young Serbian has been a grinder on the Belgrade poker scene for a number of years and this result was easily the biggest cash of his career.
Rettenmaier has moved into second in the race for World Poker Tour Player of the Year and is now only 700 points behind leader Matt Salsberg.
On the other side of the world Bosnian Dejan Divkovic claimed the 2013 ANZPT Perth Main Event Title and the first place prize of $114,000.
For the first time in ANZPT history two nationalities from outside Australia and New Zealand were represented in the heads-up battle with Divkovic facing Japanese pro Iori Yogo.
Yogo took a narrow lead early in the heads-up battle but Divkovic all but wrapped up the tournament when he won a massive hand holding a set of threes.
Divkovic clinched the tournament just a few hands later to become the first Bosnian to win an ANZPT Title.
Divkovic was delighted with the result and said that it was his first ever live tournament victory and the biggest cash win of his career.
The tournament action is continuing in the United States with the opening day of the World Poker Tour Los Angeles Poker Classic just completed.
There are 375 players left in the event with 2005 World Series of Poker Champion Joe Hachem currently sitting in fifth position.
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